I was a sophomore in college, mending a broken heart and pretty bummed about the state of my life at the moment when, during a dorm-room chat, a (very blunt) friend looked at me point-blank and said, “Oh, Meliss, you’ll be fine. You’d be happy in a pile of mud.”
A pile of mud!? Really?! Ouch.
I think we all (especially women) spend way too much time criticizing ourselves. Personally, I spent 15 years not happy in my own skin.